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lama

lama(
lah
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mah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (mud)
a. slime
No me gusta caminar descalza en el estanque; el fondo es pura lama.I don't like to walk barefoot in the pond; the bottom is covered with slime.
2. (lichen)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. moss
El suelo de esta zona del bosque esta cubierto de lama.The ground on this part of the woods is covered with moss.
3. (fungus)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mold
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hay tanta humedad aquí que le ha salido lama a las paredes.There is so much humidity here that the walls are growing mold.
b. mould (United Kingdom)
Dejamos el pan sobre el mesón y hoy amaneció cubierto de lama.We left the bread on the counter, and today it's covered with mould.
4. (oxidation)
a. patina
No he podido limpiar la lama que se formó en esta vasija de cobre.I haven't been able to clean the patina that formed on this copper bowl.
b. verdigris
El casco oxidado de ese barco parece estar cubierto de lama.The rusted hull of that ship seems to be coated with verdigris.
5. (strip)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. slat
Tengo que reemplazar unas lamas que se le rompieron a la persiana de mi cuarto.I need to replace a couple of broken slats on the blinds in my bedroom.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (religious)
a. lama
Jeff quiere ir al Tíbet a estudiar sobre el Budismo con un lama.Jeff wants to go to Tibet to study Buddhism with a lama.
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lama
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. lama
lama
1 (cieno) mud; slime; ooze
2 (Latinoamérica) (moho) mould; mold; (EEUU) verdigris; (Minería) crushed ore
3 (México) (musgo) moss
lama
(Religión) lama
lama
[de persiana] slat
lama
(tejido) lamé
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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